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At Laubacher & Co., our attorneys are experienced in the practice of Ohio family law. If you are facing a divorce or other family law matter, we know you have several questions, and we are prepared to answer them.

Our family law attorneys are committed to assisting you with all of your questions and needs. To that end, we have compiled these frequently asked questions to educate you about Ohio family law. But remember that while it's helpful to be knowledgeable and prepared for what you are dealing with, don't underestimate the importance of experienced legal representation.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, General Divorce Information

Whether you are seeking a contested divorce, dissolution or a collaborative divorce, our experienced Cleveland divorce lawyers can answer your questions and provide guidance.

Planning An Ohio Divorce

Divorce may have long-lasting effects on your economic circumstances for many years to come. It's important to be prepared and protect yourself before moving forward.

Understanding Property Division

Ohio is an equitable distribution state. However, this does not mean all property will be divided evenly. Many factors will help make the determination of how property will be distributed in a divorce.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement can help ensure that your assets are divided as you wish upon your death, and that your property and finances are protected if you divorce.

Understanding Spousal Support

Spousal support is determined on a case-by-case basis. Many factors are considered by the court to make this determination.

Child Custody FAQ

Ohio makes child custody decisions and arrangements in consideration of the best interests of the child, basing this upon many important elements.

Understanding Ohio Child Support

Every child is entitled to child support from his/her legal parent. Statutory guidelines and child support calculators can assist you in determining the amount your child is entitled to. However, there are mitigating factors that can complicate this process, and an experienced family law attorney can help.

Civil Unions/Same-Sex Marriage

This is a complex legal area that is rapidly evolving. Individual courts and counties approach same-sex divorce differently.

Understanding Ohio Family Law Mediation

Family law mediation can be a useful tool for minimizing hostility during a divorce and in helping both parties resolve disputes and issues before proceeding to divorce court.

Grandparents' Rights In Ohio

Grandparents have limited rights to visitation with their grandchildren in Ohio. If you have an established relationship with your grandchild, you may be able to petition the court for visitation.

Ohio Adoption FAQ

Before starting the adoption process, make sure all of your questions are answered.

Questions About Guardianship

Ohio law provides for the appointment of a guardian for an incompetent adult or a minor who is in need of a guardianship.

More On Property Settlements

A property settlement agreement is an important tool for divorcing couples. It's vital that you understand how this agreement can affect your final divorce orders.